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Thursday February 28, 2008 - Rockhound State Park, Deming NM

Sunset, Rockhound State Park, Deming NM, February 28, 2008
Sunset, Rockhound State Park, Deming NM, February 28, 2008

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Site 28 - Rockhound State Park, Deming NM

Troops Endure Blowing Sands and Mud Rain

... The single, solitary departure from this pattern came when it suddenly rained in the early evening. What fell from the sky was not water but mud, the rain pulling suspended sand into wet globs and pelting those foolish mortals who thought they could endure a 30- or 40-hour sandstorm. The temperature was just below 100 degrees, and everyone traveling with the military wore protective chemical and biological suits that enclosed the body from head to toe, plus body armor and a helmet. ...

New York Times

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